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and their partners. all joining us live. be ready to be surprised by who is ready to rumba in the ballroom. >>> and good morning, america. hello to lara and sam, up early again, out in l.a. this morning. just about an hour, we're going to have that live announcement on "dancing with the stars." stay around for that. robin getting some rest after the oscars. we're looking forward to sharing her interview with michelle obama. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to have you both back from los angeles. >>> we're going to have details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hitting throughout the northwest. some major developments overnight. >>> we're going to start with josh and the balloon air crash in egypt. quite a few people dead. >> right along the nile. this breaking overnight. 18 foreign tourists killed when a hot air balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground during an egypt tourist mecca of luxor, along the banks of the nile. witnesses are describing the terrifying moments as peo
. -- right now on the phone. thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure to be on. >> father, what is your first reaction to the news? father wauck. george stephanopoulos in new york. your initial reaction to the news that pope benedict has resigned? >> it's a great surprise for the whole church. everyone in the vatican and the whole catholic world. the same time, it's not completely surprising, given what the pope had already written about the possibility of resigning. and it's clear that in terms of his mental capacities, he's in excellent shape. he's very sharp. and when he says he's taking this -- making this decision with full freedom, it's clear that that's the case. and what makes -- that makes one believe that this is an thakt he's taking out of a sense of responsibility and love for the church. >> and setting a significant precedent. in modern time, at least, many popes have taken the position this is an thaufoffice that cout be resigned. >> i think his statement that his awareness is above all, spiritual, and carried out through suffering is meant to respond to that. he's well aw
bright red shoes. he's been using a moveable platform to carry him down the aisle of st. peters basilica. this morning after he made his announcement, he was helped down from his chair. while this is a surprise the pope has said in the past that he reserved the right to resign if he felt too old to perform his duties. what's next? he still hopes to serve the church through a life dedicated to prayer. elizabeth, back to you. >> greg, good morning to you. lot of people really surprised by the announcement this morning. some cardinals in the audience didn't understand what pope benedict was saying? >> that's also true. one of those occasions in rome the pope actuallies gives his speech in latin. i was watching on tv. i wasn't there in the crowd. i was watching on tv and you could tell some of the cardinals didn't get the latin and really such a serious thing. obviously, they learned soon afterwards from their brother cardinals that it certainly was a momentous decision. the pope is calm and peaceful. i think we have seen him as somebody who's serene. >> what about the timing of this? on the
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